2018 Workshops and Instruction –
April 11-15 – Julian, CA – Julian Family Fiddle Camp – Outstanding lineup of instructors in a magical setting in Southern California. Tashina Clarridge, Jesse Maw, Henry Barnes, Jennifer Albrent, Corrie Bunnel – Fiddle. Matthew Hartz, Luke Price, Esther Haynes – Backup Guitar, Jordan Ramsey, Nina Weisman – Mandolin. John Herrmann, Ben Krakauer – Banjo. Tristan Clarridge – Cello. Sam Crisman – Upright Bass
2017 FALL FLATPICKING AND TELECASTER WORKOUTS!
Got the Rusty Hands, Post-Summertime blues? Let’s Work It Out!
Hands-on Guitar sessions by one of the most renowned instructors in Acoustic Music. Location: Horsetooth Res, South Inlet Area, Fort Collins, CO 80526
–Beginning Flatpicking – Sat, 10/28 – 9:30AM-12:30 – $50
–All Levels Telecaster – Sat, 10/28 – 1:30-4:30 – $50
–Intermediate/Advanced Flatpicking – Sun, 10/29 – 10-1:30 – $50
Limited to 10 students per workshop. Email TYLERHGRANT@gmail.com to reserve a spot. 50% deposit required.
BEGINNING FLATPICKING: This workshop is geared toward entry-level pickers. I will expect attendees to have at least a very basic understanding of open chords, basic technique and notes in open position. In other words, make sure you have had a few lessons first. We will cover the basics of Flatpicking technique, Bluegrass/Old-Time rhythm and The Major Scale. We will work on tone, timing, and methods for making the most of your practice time. AND we will learn a couple New Licks and Flatpicked fiddle tunes. Tyler will provide printed materials, a smile, and some inspiration. Bring your guitar, a flat pick, capo and a portable recording device. Music stand is optional.
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED FLATPICKING: This workshop is geared toward upper Intermediate to Advanced players. I will expect attendees to have had some experience playing in a band setting or a jam. We will be moving quickly and covering as much territory as we can. The focus will be on timing, speed training, scales, new licks/vocabulary, Flatpicked fiddle tunes and Bluegrass guitar solos. Attendees should also know at least the basic versions of standard tunes like “Old Joe Clark,” “Whiskey Before Breakfast” and “Big Mon.” Message me if you are an experienced player who does not know fiddle tunes and I will get you some files to get you started on these tunes, as we will be using them for speed training. Tyler will provide written materials, a smile, and some inspiration. Bring your guitar, a flat pick, capo and a portable recording device. Music stand is optional.
ALL LEVELS TELECASTER: This workshop is designed to give you the essential tools and techniques to understand the feel, tone, and language of the Country Telecaster Style. I will expect attendees to have experience with open chords and bar chords and basic scales and soloing, but no experience with Electric Guitar is necessary. We’ll cover right hand approach to using a pick and hybrid-style “Chicken Pickin'”, Licks and Vocabulary, and styles of some of the classic players from the 50’s-60s like Luther Perkins, Don Rich, James Burton and Roy Nichols. Bring an Electric Guitar, a flat pick, instrument cable and a portable recording device. Small amps are welcome, I will have about 5 channels available on my amps. We’ll coordinate plugging in ahead of time. Music stand optional.
Let’s have some fun with MUSIC!
PAST 2017 Workshops:
April 17-22 – Sore Fingers UK
A blast of a time in the Cotswolds region of England. Some of the best American and International Bluegrass Instructors including Ron Block, Todd Phillips, Ned Luberecki, Chris Coole, The Carravick Sisters and Becky Buller.
June 19-24 – Steve Kaufman Acoustic KAMP Week 2
The Mecca for aspiring Flatpickers and all Bluegrass instruments. Both weeks of KAMP are packed with amazing instructors including Steve Kaufman, Mark Cosgrove, Tim May, Roland White, John Reischman, Gary Biscuit Davis, Josh Goforth, Beppe Gambetta, Robin Kessinger, Ivan Rosenberg, Greg Booth and many many more
July 30-Aug 4 – Augusta Heritage Bluegrass Week
A magical and ever-inspiring week of music and revelry in the hills of West Virginia. Instructors include Dudley Connell, Alan Munde, Sharon Gilchrist, Jake Stargell, Tom Adams, John Mailander, Mike Compton, Chris Jones, Dede Wyland, Missy Raines, Alan Bibey, Alex Hargreaves, Kimber Ludiker, Mark Delaney, Joe Newberry and more!